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Ending Sexual Harassment in Restaurants Means Changing Service Culture

The servers were frequently grabbed on their breasts and buttocks and humiliated by sexual innuendo, as well as direct invitations to join the harasser and his wife in ménage a trois,” read a press release...

The problem isn’t just in the kitchen...

"In 2012, Hurricane Grill and Wings in Florida paid $200,000 to settle a sexual harassment suit. Generally this wouldn’t be notable; though 7 percent of women work in the restaurant industry, 37 percent of all sexual harassment claims made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission involve restaurants.

Yet at this Grill it wasn’t a manager or coworker doing the harassing, it was a customer.

“The servers were frequently grabbed on their breasts and buttocks and humiliated by sexual innuendo, as well as direct invitations to join the harasser and his wife in ménage a trois,” read a press release. In the entire archive of EEOC press releases, this is the one case where a restaurant was prosecuted for allowing a customer to harass an employee. Yet the situation is far from uncommon."

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